Learn to Play Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar (Book + Online Audio)
96695M
Hawaiian slack key guitar (Ki Ho'alu) is one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions. This tradition includes virtuoso guitar pieces, but the majority of songs played slack key are classic Hawaiian melodies either played as instrumentals or as accompaniment to vocals with instrumental breaks between the verses. The term "slack key" does not refer to a type of guitar, but rather to any guitar played in the slack key style, that is, in alternate tunings with "slacked" strings and fingerstyle technique ...more
Product Number:
96695M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
160
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
9 x 11.75
ISBN:
078668772X
ISBN13:
978-07866-8772-5
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
4/24/2015
Hawaiian slack key guitar (Ki Ho'alu) is one of the world's great acoustic guitar traditions. This tradition includes virtuoso guitar pieces, but the majority of songs played slack key are classic Hawaiian melodies either played as instrumentals or as accompaniment to vocals with instrumental breaks between the verses. The term "slack key" does not refer to a type of guitar, but rather to any guitar played in the slack key style, that is, in alternate tunings with "slacked" strings and fingerstyle technique. Acknowledged slack key master Keola Beamer is a member of a family known for its musical artistry for generations. We are fortunate to have him writing in conjunction with veteran Mel Bay author, educator and multi-instrumentalist Mark Nelson, who simply followed his love of the music to the Islands. Written in standard notation and tablature to accommodate numerous alternate tunings, this book is presented in four sections: 1) The most common tuning introduced by fairly easy songs; 2) Illustrations of how to build your own arrangements; 3) A presentation of various slack key tunings; and 4) A selection of duets in the slack key style. Historical and cultural insights are offered throughout in the spirit of aloha, producing an informative, musically enlightening book with soul and humor. The companion audio features tuning tracks and informal introductions of the audio content by the authors, plus some beautiful slack key music. Includes access to online audio.
'Alekoki      
'Ulili E      
Ahi Wela      
Akaka Falls      
Aunty Alice Namakelua Slack Key      
Hame Pila      
Hi'ilawe      
Hilo March      
Hula O Makee      
Isalei      
Ka Makani 'Olu'olu      
Kahuli Aku      
Keolaokalani      
Ki Ho'alu      
Ki Ho'alu Mischief      
Kuwili      
Lei 'Ohu      
Maika'i Ka Makani O Kohala      
Matt's Bounce      
Pa'ahana      
Playful Popoki      
Pu'u O Hulu      
Pupu O 'Ewa      
Sase      
Sweet Leilehua      
Tiare Tahiti      
Ua Like No A Like      
Wehiwehi 'Oe      
 
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Audio Sample 2
Series: None
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